PADUCAH! I got the news today that not one, but two of my quilts were accepted into Paducah. I can make a big deal of this, because I did not get in last year, and was not too happy about it. I have been seeing the happy Facebook posts for 2 days from people who got their acceptances, as I waited cautiously optimistic that mine might be in the mail too. Now, I wasn't confident I was going to get in, so I didn't dare make plans to go to Kentucky for the show. I'm feeling pretty bummed, but that is life. I will be at MQX the week of April 10th, then my kids are on vacation the next week. Going to Paducah the following week would just take mom gymnastics and $1500 to pull off. That seems more daunting that getting into the show right now. So, those of you that might be going, of the 402 show quilts, my quilt Intertwined and Zen Garden will be there. Lots of happy dances :-)
On to the quilty show...
This is a client quilt. It's a Judy Niemeyer 60" Feathered Star, made from batiks. She did a pretty good job with the piecing. All those Y-seams can be a bear, as I know. Blocking the quilt should completely knock this thing into nice flatness too. She hopes to show the quilt, so it is custom quilted. Seriously, do I really do anything but custom quilts?? (not really - but the next one up for the weekend is a stippled job. - Yea for simple!).
I think you can dbl-click this image to see more.
I make no qualms about not loving the Niemeyer patterns, and this one is no exception. They are wonderful, and detailed, and for many quilters just too hard. This one is done well. My general dislike of the pattern stems from the fact that there just is not much space for a quilter to develop a quilting design. I have the pale green background, and the rather busy, pieced outer border. But the other backgrounds are relatively tiny spaces...great for microquilting and using too much thread :-)
Have a great weekend :-)